The End of An Affair – Graham Greene

Directed by Philip Noyce and cinematography by Christopher Doyle.

Disease is also a material

Paul Theroux once reflected that Greene’s letters had “the tone of a lost boy”.

He didn’t care much for nature. From Kuala Lumpur, where he had gone to investigate the communist insurgency, he wrote to his French agent: “Nature doesn’t really interest me – except in so far as it may contain an ambush – that is, something human.”

Graham Greenegreene
Greene was born on Oct 2, 1904, 105 years ago today.

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The British author Graham Greene (1904-91) had a unique and enduring relationship to the movies. In the 1930s he worked as a controversial film critic, and he maintained a steady sideline as a screenwriter throughout his long and prolific career as a journalist and novelist. The pinnacle of his screenwriting came just after World War II when three of his works—BRIGHTON ROCK (1947), THE FALLEN IDOL (1948) and THE THIRD MAN (1949)—proved seminal for postwar British cinema.

Alida Valli from the Third Man <> Alida Valli (May 31, 1921 – April 22, 2006)

Many images from the Third Man are arranged creatively on this web page below.
Closure in The Third Man: on the dynamics of an unhappy ending the trailer of The Third Man here (youtube)

“If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?” – Graham Greene
W/thanks to Jude Nagurney Camwell for this quote


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